PHOTOS Forest fire under control in China's Inner Mongolia

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Forest fire under control in China's Inner Mongolia

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14:36, May 31, 2020

The forest fire in Great Khingan Mountains was brought under control by firefighters on Saturday in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. More than 2,000 firefighters were sent to put out lightening-triggered forest fires. (Photos: Fire detachment of Great Khingan Mountains, compiled by Zhang Anqi)

Smoke was reported at about 2 pm in at least two spots in the Great Khingan Mountains on Saturday. Strong wind fueled the fire. All firefighting forces quickly went to the rescue.

Firefighters were immediately sent to the scene with heavy fire-fighting equipment and three helicopters.

Firefighters check on the progress of the effort.

Firefighters extinguish a blaze.

After 7 hours of efforts, the fire in Great Khingan Mountains was brought under control at 9pm on Saturday by firefighters. The fire site is still being cleaned up and guarded.

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